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1950

  • Little Hoover Committee … Revenue Administration SR 6, ( December 50 ) pagesA research report on the administration of funds collected by the state (Auditor General, Department. Of Administration, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Revenue Department, Board of Tax Appeals, and Board of Escheats; Municipal Finance Commission).
  • Little Hoover Committee … Professional Licensing and Regulation SR 5, ( December 50 ) pages A research report on the organization, functions, and operations of the 16 professional licensing and examining boards (State Board of Accountancy, State Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Examiners of Barbers, Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences, Board of Registration in Chiropody, Board of Chiropody Examiners, State Board of Cosmetology, State Board of Dentistry, Board of Law Examiners, Board of Registration in Medicine, State Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science, Board of Registration of Nurses and Trained Attendants, Board of Examiners in Optometry, State Board of Osteopathic Registration and Examination, Board of Pharmacy, and the Plumbing Board).
  • Detroit Welfare Investigations 1948 – 1950CC 570, ( November 50 ) 2 pages
  • November 7 Ballot ProposalsCC 569, ( October 50 ) 2 pages
    • Proposal No. 1 — Would Delete Obsolete Language From the Constitution (Article III, I) — “Elective Franchise”;
    • Proposal No. 2 — Would Authorize the State Legislature To Issue Bonds Not To Exceed $65 Million For Building;
    • Proposal No. 3 — Would Amend The Constitution (Article II, Section 22) To Define Subversion As Any Act, Or Advocacy Of Any Act;
    • Proposal No. 4 — Is A Referendum to Legalize The Sale Of Yellow Oleomargarine
  • Little Hoover Committee … Administration of Veterans’ Benefits SR 4, ( September 50 ) 47 pagesA research report on the organization, operational efficiency, and administration of veterans’ benefits (Veteran’s Trust Fund, Student Loan Fund, Veterans’ Vocational School, Veterans’ Readjustment Center, Veterans’ Facility
  • Report on State Labor Agencies ( July 50 ) pages
  • Little Hoover Committee … Pension Administration SR 3, ( July 50 ) 18 pagesA research report on the administration and operation of four pension systems (State Employee’s Retirement System, Municipal Employee’s Retirement System, Michigan Public School Employee’s Retirement System, and Detroit Public School Retirement System).
  • Little Hoover Committee … Activities Concerning Workers and Employment SR 2, ( July 50 ) 37 pagesA research report on the labor agencies of the state (Department of Labor, Worker’s Compensation Commission, State Accident Fund, Office of the Superintendent of Private Employment Bureaus, Labor Mediation Board Unemployment Compensation Commission
  • Little Hoover Committee … Michigan State Police SR 1, ( July 50 ) 30 pagesA research report on the activities, organization, and management of the Michigan State Police
  • Federal Public Works Projects CC 568, ( July 50 ) 1 page
  • Relief Administration In Detroit CC 567, ( April 50 ) 2 pages
  • State Editors Rate Governor CC 566, ( March 50 ) 2 pages
  • Better Use Of Police Manpower CC 565, ( February 50 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan State Government Reorganization–Comments and Digests—, ( January 50 ) — pages
  • State Reorganization–Background Material and The Case for Reorganization (1958–CRC)—, ( January 50 )

1951

  • SR 30, Little Hoover Committee … General Management of Michigan State Government: Part I — General Summary and Principal Recommendations; Part II — Purposes and General Structure of Michigan’s Government, Major Centers of Manageral Direction, Other Centers ( November 51 ) 101 pages
  • CC 587, Reorganization Reports No. 9 — Personnel Administration in Michigan Government ( November 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 586, November Ballot: Detroit Charter Amendments – III: F — Streets and Traffic Commission ( November 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 583, Reorganization Reports No. 8 — Michigan’s Health Agencies ( November 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 24, Little Hoover Committee … The Michigan Department of Social Welfare ( October 51 ) 113 pages
  • CC 585, November Ballot: Detroit Charter Amendments – II: D — Amending the Retirement Systems; E — General Retirement System Amendment ( October 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 584, November Ballot: Detroit Charter Amendments – I: A(1) — Four-Year Terms for Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer, Councilmen; A(2) –Increasing Salaries; B — Four-Year Terms for Constables; C — Changing Petition Filing Date; ( October 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 582, Reorganization Reports No. 7 — Election Administration ( October 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 23, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Promotional Agencies A research report on the 12 state agencies (Department of Economic Development, Michigan Tourist Council, State Waterways Commission, Great Lakes Tidewater Commission, Soo Locks Centennial Celebration Commission, Michigan Cherry Commission, Michigan Agricultural Marketing Council, Board of Managers State Fair, Board of Managers Upper Peninsula State Fair, Michigan Apple Commission, Port of Detroit Commission, and Monroe Port Commission). ( September 51 ) 62 pages
  • CC 581, Reorganization Reports No. 6 — Revenue Administration ( September 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 22, Little Hoover Committee … The Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration ( August 51 ) 39 pages
  • SR 21, Little Hoover Committee … State’s Functions: Assessment, Equalization, Collection Property Taxes–Local Purposes ( August 51 ) 29 pages
  • CC 580, Michigan’s “Little Hoover Commission” Seeks to Streamline State Bureaus ( August 51 ) 1 page
  • CC 579, Police Precincts ( August 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 578, Performance (Or Operational) Auditing for the City of Detroit ( July 51 ) 4 pages
  • CC 577, OFF BASE! An Open Letter to the Detroit Common Council ( July 51 ) 1 page
  • SR 20, Little Hoover Committee … Property Inventory and Control A research report on the existing responsibility for administrative matters related to state properties and inventories of supplies as divided among the heads of departments and institutions, the state purchasing division, the department of administration and the auditor general’s office. ( June 51 ) 20 pages
  • CC 576, Reorganization Reports No. 5 — Professional Licensing & Regulation ( May 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 19, Little Hoover Committee … The Michigan State Highway Department A research report on the organization and operation of the highway department. ( April 51 ) 35 pages
  • SR 18, Little Hoover Committee … Target: Red Tape–Records Management A research report on the records management problem in a state government. ( April 51 ) 30 pages
  • SR 17, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan’s Educational Agencies A research report on the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the related boards, and the need to develop a state department of education and clearly state the responsibilities and functions of such a department. ( April 51 ) 35 pages
  • CC 575, Reorganization Reports No. 4 — Administration of Veteran’s Benefits ( April 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 574, Reorganization Reports No. 3 — Pension Administration ( April 51 ) 2 pages
  • Memo, Little Hoover Committee … Administrative Hearings ( March 51 ) 12 pages
  • SR 16, Little Hoover Committee … The Michigan Conservation Agencies A research report on the four conservation agencies (Department of Conservation, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, the Water Resources Commission, and the State Soil Conservation Committee). ( March 51 ) 42 pages
  • SR 15, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Department of Corrections A research report on the responsibilities, organization, functions and work load, budget of the department of corrections, with an evaluation and recommendations for improvement. ( March 51 ) 56 pages
  • SR 14, Little Hoover Committee … Driver and Vehicle Services A research report on the failure of administration of motor vehicle laws (registration and licensing) to keep pace with the increase in motor vehicle use. ( March 51 ) 33 pages
  • SR 11, Little Hoover Committee … The Legislature
    A research report on strengthening the Michigan legislature (“A Proposal for a Legislative Auditor General,” “Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules,” and “Legislative Operations.”) ( March 1951 ) 66 pages
  • CC 573, Michigan State Constitutional Amendments: Proposal 1 — Provides for Annual Sessions of the Legislature; Proposal 2 — Extends Provisions of 1946 Michigan Veteran’s Bonus to the Next-of-Kin of Those Killed in “Line of Duty”; Proposal 3 — Will Permit Stat ( March 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 572, Reorganization Reports No. 2 — Activities Concerning Workers and Employment ( March 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 571, Reorganization Reports No. 1 — Michigan State Police ( March 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 13, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan State Department of Agriculture A research report on the administration and operations of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, the activities of the Agriculture Marketing Council, the Cherry and Apple Commissions, and board of managers of the two state fairs with recommendations for improvement. ( February 51 ) 30 pages
  • Little Hoover Committee … Personnel Administration in Michigan GovernmentStaff Report 9, ( February 51 ) 78 pagesA research report on the operations of the Michigan Civil Service Commission of a ten year period, identifies strong points and weaknesses, and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • SR 12, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Liquor Control Commission A research report on the administration of Michigan liquor laws. ( January 51 ) 45 pages
  • SR 10, Little Hoover Committee … Fiscal Policy Administration A research report on the fiscal policy functions of the governor, treasurer, auditor general, legislature, Department Of Administration, State Administration Board, and Emergency Appropriation Commission ( January 51 ) 28 pages
  • SR 8, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan’s Health Agencies A research report on the operations of five state health agencies (Department of Mental Health, Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Liquor Control Commission, Department of Labor), 17 state institutions, and 11 clinics ( January 51 ) 50 pages
  • SR 7, Little Hoover Committee … State Election Administration A research report on the administration of Michigan election laws: role of the Secretary of State, Board of Canvassers ( January 51 ) 20 pages
  • —, Reorganization of State Government–Joint Legislative Committee ( January 51 ) pages

1952

  • CC 603, Reorganization Reports No. 19 — Michigan State Highway Department ( November 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 602, Ballot Issues II: State Proposal No. 1 — Narcotics; Detroit Special Referendum — 4 Year Term Proposed For Detroit Constables ( October 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 601, Ballot Issues I: Legislative Apportionment ( October 52 ) 4 pages
  • Report 176, A Study of Detroit Police Precinct Requirements ( October 52 ) 34 pages
  • CC 600, Reorganization Reports No. 18 — Records Management ( September 52 ) 2 pages
  • SR 29, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Department of Aeronautics ( August 52 ) 24 pages
  • CC 599, Reorganization Reports No. 17 — Michigan’s Educational Agencies ( August 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 598, The August 5th Primary And Special Election: 1. $20 million Grade Separation Bond Issue; 2. To Permit Special Assessments According To Local Benefits For Construction Of Permanent Sea Walls And Dikes ( July 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 597, Reorganization Reports No. 16 — Michigan’s Conservation Agencies ( July 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 596, Reorganization Reports No. 15 — Department Of Corrections ( June 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 595, Reapportionment Of The Michigan Legislature ( June 52 ) 4 pages
  • Report 175, Reapportionment of the Michigan Legislature ( June 52 ) 101 pages
  • CC 594, Reorganization Reports No. 14 — Driver And Vehicle Services ( May 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 593, Responsibility (Jackson Riot) ( May 52 ) 1 page
  • Memo, Institutional Management ( April 52 ) 17 pages
  • SR 27, Little Hoover Committee … State Motor Pool ( April 52 ) 18 pages
  • CC 592, The Gallop Poll Asked: Do you consider the amount of federal income tax which you have to pay as too high, too low, or about right? ( April 52 ) 1 page
  • Recommendations of the Staff Report and Citizens Advisory Committee ( March 52 ) pages
  • SR 25, Little Hoover Committee … Building Engineering and Management ( March 52 ) 30 pages
  • CC 591, Reorganization Reports No. 13 — The Michigan State Department of Agriculture ( March 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 590, Reorganization Reports No. 12 — Michigan Liquor Control Commission ( February 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 589, Reorganization Reports No. 11 — The Legislature ( February 52 ) 2 pages
  • —, Comparative Tax Rates of American Cities 1948; 1949; 1950; 1952 ( January 52 ) — pages
  • —, Michigan Tax Survey ( January 52 ) — pages
  • CC 588, Reorganization Reports No. 10 — Fiscal Policy Administration ( January 52 ) 2 pages
  • SR 26, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Military Establishment ( January 52 ) 42 pages
  • Report 174, A Review of the Department of Administration ( January 52 ) 13 pages

1953

  • CC 612, November Ballot Issues: Proposal D — Authorization Of $20 Million Of Public Sewer Bonds; Charter Amendment A — Provision That General Municipal Elections Be Held Every Two Years; Charter Amendment B — Provision That The Member Of The Common Council Receiving The Highest Number Of Votes Be President Of The Council For A Term Of Four Years; Charter Amendment C — Liberalizes The Non-duty Disability Retirement Allowance For Policemen And Firemen ( October 53 ) 2 pages
  • Report 177, Survey of the Jail Needs of Kent County ( October 53 ) 36 pages
  • CC 611, Federal Aid In Michigan ( September 53 ) 2 pages
  • An Exhibit on the Administrative Practices — State Banking Department — See also Staff Report #28 — ( September 53 ) pages
  • CC 610, State School Aid Rational Or Ridiculous? ( September 53 ) 4 pages
  • CC 609, Prison Riots And Progress ( July 53 ) 2 pages
  • CC 608, Murder On The Highways ! ( May 53 ) 2 pages
  • CC 607, New Federal Reorganization Study Is Proposed ( May 53 ) 1 page
  • CC 606, Schools And The Modern Community ( May 53 ) 2 pages
  • SR 28, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Regulatory Agencies: Part I — An Overall View with Findings and Recommendations; Part II — Individual Agencies ( April 53 – May 53 ) 116 pages
  • CC 605, April 6 Election Issues: Proposal E — Schools Ask Extra Millage; Proposal C — Council & Mayor To Set Council Salary; Proposal A & B. — Reduction Of Interest On Delinquent General Property Taxes And Change Interest On Special Assessments; Proposal D — Abolish Recorder’s Court Clerk Fee ( March 53 ) 4 pages
  • CC 604, Michigan’s Sales Tax Diversion Amendment ( February 53 ) 2 pages
  • —, Michigan State Aid Survey–The Effect of State Aid on Governmental Finance ( January 53 ) pages

1954

  • Why Coroners?CC 628 ( November 54 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues: 1 — Pensions; 2 — Elections CC 627 ( October 54 ) 2 pages
  • State Ballot Proposals CC 626 ( October 54 ) 2 pages1 — Proposed Amendment to Prevent Disqualification of Electors Because of Having Moved Within this State During 30 Days Preceding an Election;2 — Proposed Amendment to Article X, Section 23 Relative to Sales Tax and Distribution
  • Bond Issue Expenditures For TB Facilities Not Spent Wisely CC 625 ( October 54 ) 4 pages
  • The Results of Bond Issue Expenditures for Tuberculosis Facilities 1951-54 Report 179 ( October 54 ) 27 pages
  • A State Budget For Long-Range Capital Outlay Needs CC 624 ( September 54 ) 2 pages
  • Changes Proposed In City Retirement Systems CC 623 ( August 54 ) 4 pages
  • Is This A Familiar Comment? The State Of the Prisons CC 622 ( July 54 ) 1 page
  • State Values Held to Apply to 67 Counties CC 621 ( July 54 ) 2 pages
  • Change In Eloise Board Proposed CC 620 ( July 54 ) 2 pages Officials at Eloise and members of the county board of supervisors requested that an administrative survey be made of the entire institution. A special committee of the county board of supervisors asked the Citizens Research Council to undertake the survey. The survey was drafted by the Council with the assistance of professional hospital consultants and was presented to the committee by the Research Council in March, 1954. the key recommendations concerned the board of county institutions itself, since it is this board which by law has charge of the institution.
  • Wayne County Administrative Organization CC 619 ( June 54 ) 4 pages
  • Progress Toward Highway Safety CC 618 ( March 54 ) 1 page
  • What Is State Aid?CC 617 ( March 54 ) 2 pages
  • Administrative Survey of the Wayne County General Hospital and Infirmary Report 178 ( March 54 ) 170 pages
  • Probation In Michigan CC 616 ( February 54 ) 2 pages
  • Sales Tax Diversion And The Conlin Plan CC 615 ( February 54 ) 4 pages
  • Budget, Surpluses – Deficits Ahead???CC 614 ( February 54 ) 4 pages
  • Ridiculous? (Consolidation Of Services — City-County)CC 613 ( January 54 ) 1 page

1955

  • What’s The Fuss?CC 651 ( November 55 ) 2 pages
  • Results of Bond Issue Expenditures for Mental Health Facilities 1950-1955 Report 183 ( November 55 ) 12 pages
  • Detroit Metropolitan Problems-II: How Many Authorities?CC 650 ( October 55 ) 4 pages
  • Murder On The Highways – II CC 649 ( October 55 ) 2 pages
  • Sick Children And Empty Beds — or — What We Don’t Know CC 648 ( September 55 ) 3 pages
  • “This Act Is Ordered To Take Immediate Effect”CC 647 ( September 55 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit Administrative Organization CC 646 ( September 55 ) 4 pages
  • Detroit Metropolitan Problems – ICC 645 ( August 55 ) 2 pages
  • Health Organization in Wayne County Report 182 ( August 55 ) 47 pages
  • Who Runs Eloise?CC 644 ( July 55 ) 1 page
  • The 1955-56 Michigan Budget CC 643 ( July 55 ) 2 pages
  • Police Services of the Wayne County SheriffÆs Office Report 181 ( July 55 ) 18 pages
  • Detroit Board Of Education Budget CC 642 ( June 55 ) 2 pages
  • School Districts: How Many Are Needed?CC 641 ( May 55 ) 2 pages Investigates the need for consolidation of school districts.
  • The Mayor’s Budget CC 640 ( May 55 ) 2 pages
  • Taxpayers vs. Heirs CC 639 ( April 55 ) 2 pages
  • Abolition Of The Coroners Is Not A Partisan Issue CC 638 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • State Ballot Issues: Proposal 1 — Remove Some Constitutional Restrictions On Election Procedure; Proposal 2 — Require Supreme And Circuit Court Judges To Have Law Degree And Be Under 70; Proposal 3 — Circumvention Of 15-Mill Limit And Establishment Of Loan Fund For Schools; Proposal 4 — Revise State Board Of Canvassers CC 637 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Use The Empty Beds!CC 636 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues: Charter Amendment 1 — Longevity Pay; 2 — Constables CC 635 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Wayne County’s Proposed Capital Improvement Program CC 634 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Highway Organization — The Weak Link CC 633 ( March 55 ) 1 page
  • Probation And Parole — Michigan’s Hope For More Effective, Less Expensive Punishment For Convicted Offenders CC 632 ( March 55 ) 4 pages
  • Financing Public Schools In Michigan CC 631 ( February 55 ) 2 pages
  • Shirked Responsibility! (Mental Hospital)CC 630 ( January 55 ) 2 pages
  • The First Step Is Clear: Shift TB Hospital Control To Health Department CC 629 ( January 55 ) 2 pages
  • The Jail Needs of Wayne County: Detroit, Michigan Report 180 ( January 55 ) 22 pages

1956

  • A Notable Gain CC 668 ( December 56 ) 2 pages
  • Some Recent Federal Legislation CC 667 ( November 56 ) 4 pagesThe 1956 Ballot Issue: Qualifications for Members of the State Legislature CC 666 (
  • October 56 ) 2 pages
  • DEHOCO – Who’s Responsibility? CC 665 ( October 56 ) 2 pages
  • Fluorine & Chlorine CC 664 ( October 56 ) 1 page
  • The 1956 – 1957 State Budget CC 663 ( September 56 ) 4 pages
  • Annexation of Ecorse Township: An Appraisal Conducted for the City of Wyandotte Report 187 ( September 56 ) 18 pages
  • A Look at DEHOCO: And its Relationships with the County and State Report 186 ( September 56 ) 16 pages
  • NONSENSE! CC 662 ( August 56 ) 1 page
  • What Is An Emergency? CC 661 ( August 56 ) 1 page
  • Detroit Ballot Issues: General Retirement System Amendment CC 660 ( July 56 ) 2 pages
  • The Wayne County Juvenile Court CC 659 ( June 56 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit’s City Budget: 1956-57 CC 658 ( June 56 ) 2 pages
  • Integration Of Police And Fire Services CC 657 ( June 56 ) 2 pagesIntegration of police and fire departments into a single agency — and combining the duties of policemen and firemen — has proved to be an effective means of providing public safety for a relatively large city. A recent survey by the Research Council of the Department of Public Safety in Oak Park (a Detroit suburb) describes the advantages of quot;integration”. There is a lesson in administration to be learned from Oak Park.
  • What Will Be The Return On Detroit’s Civic Center Investment? CC 656 ( May 56 ) 3 pages
  • Public Safety Services in Oak Park, Michigan: A Survey of Integrated Police and Fire Services Report 185 ( May 56 ) 43 pages
  • The State Budget Picture (as of now) CC 655 ( April 56 ) 2 pages
  • A Survey of the Juvenile Division of the Wayne County Probate Court Report 184 ( March 56 ) 142 pages
  • New Hope For The Mentally Ill CC 654 ( February 56 ) 2 pages
  • Beds That Might Have Been CC 653 ( January 56 ) 3 pages
  • In Defense Of Lafayette Clinic CC 652 ( January 56 ) 2 pages

1957

  • Detroit Ballot Issues: Port Of Detroit DevelopmentCC 682 ( October 57 ) 3 pages
  • Should Dr. Molner Be Fired?CC 681 ( August 57 ) 2 pages
  • A Study of School District Organization in Warren, MichiganReport 191 ( August 57 ) 40 pages
  • The 1957 – 1958 General Fund State BudgetCC 680 ( June 57 ) 4 pages
  • Methods for Meeting the Capital Outlay Requirements of Kent County: A Report to the Board of SupervisorsReport 190 ( June 57 ) 16 pages
  • Consolidation Of Public Health Services In Wayne CountyCC 679 ( May 57 ) 2 pages
  • Federal “Aid” To EducationCC 678 ( April 57 ) 2 pages
  • The State’s Fiscal CrisisCC 677 ( April 57 ) 4 pagesThe governor’s 1957-58 budget proposes appropriations from the general fund of $411 million, an increase of 24 per cent over this year’s (1956-57) appropriations. To finance this amount, revenues for next year are estimated at only $336 million. This leaves a revenue gap of $75 million. Available surplus will probably reduce this to about $71 million in new revenue needs.
  • The State’s Fiscal CrisisCC 676 ( April 57 ) 4 pages
  • How Much “Aid” In Federal Aid?CC 675 ( April 57 ) 4 pages
  • Integration of Police and Fire Services in Port Huron, MI. (Vol. I & II)Report 188 ( April 57 ) 38 pages
  • April Ballot Issues: Proposal D — Schools Ask Millage Increase; Proposals A & B — Holidays And Work Week Of Firemen; Proposal C — Creates A Civic Center Commission; Proposal E — $50 Million Sewer Bond IssueCC 674 ( March 57 ) 4 pages
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, A General Survey of City GovernmentReport 189 ( March 57 ) 18 pages
  • Apartments For Rent 200 Units Available Immediate Occupancy Detroit Housing CommissionCC 673 ( February 57 ) 2 pages
  • Now Is The TimeCC 672 ( February 57 ) 2 pages
  • “The Law Is A Ass”CC 671 ( January 57 ) 2 pages
  • The School Aid ProblemCC 670 ( January 57 ) 2 pages
  • Hang Onto Your Hats —CC 669 ( January 57 ) 2 pages

1958

  • Ballot Issues III: Wayne County Millage IncreaseCC 692 ( October 58 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues II: City Of Detroit Charter AmendmentsCC 691 ( October 58 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan Fiscal Trends — 1948-1957CC 690 ( October 58 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues I: Port Of Detroit Bond Issue & Millage IncreaseCC 689 ( October 58 ) 5 pages
  • Michigan Fiscal Trends: 1948-1957 A Ten Year Analysis of the Revenues and Expenditures of the State of MichiganReport 193 ( October 58 ) 64 pages
  • State and Local Finance in MichiganMemorandum 192-23 (August 25, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • State-Local Financial Relations in MichiganMemorandum 192-22 (August 21, 1958) 8 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Inheritance, Estate and Gift TaxesMemorandum 192-21 (August 18, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This memo looks at the levy of estate and inheritance taxes in Michigan, including equity issues, revenue enhancement possibilities, and interstate comparisons.
  • Impact of State and Local Taxes on Michigan FarmersMemorandum 192-20 (August 15, 1958) 2 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest considers how farmers are impacted by the business activities, property, inheritance, intangibles, motor fuels, and motor vehicle weight taxes.
  • Economic Development, Taxation and Industrial Location in MichiganMemorandum 192-19 (August 12, 1958) 11 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Consolidation In Grosse Pointe?CC 688 ( August 58 ) 2 pages
  • The Business Activities TaxMemorandum 192-13 (June 30, 1958) 8 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Who Pays the Michigan TaxesMemorandum 192-18 (July 25, 1958) 8 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Operations of the Liquor Control CommissionMemorandum 192-17 (July 23, 1958) 4 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Local Nonproperty TaxesMemorandum 192-16 (July 18, 1958) 16 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Taxation of Mineral ResourcesMemorandum 192-15 (July 7, 1958) 7 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Michigan Pari-Mutuel TaxMemorandum 192-14 (July 3, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • General Fund Fiscal FactsCC 687 ( July 58 ) 5 pages
  • Consolidation of the Cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park and Grosse Pointe Farms,Report 192 ( July 58 ) 44 pagesA review of the many factors involved in making a judgment as to the feasibility and desirability of consolidating the cities, including the governmental organization, administration, and operations.
  • The General Sales Tax in Michigan and Other StatesMemorandum 192-12 (May 16, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Corporate Income TaxMemorandum 192-11 (May 13, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Forest Yield TaxesMemorandum 192-10 (May 2, 1958) 5 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The General Property TaxMemorandum 192-9 (April 30, 1958) 10 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Tobacco and Alcoholic Beverage TaxationMemorandum 192-8 (April 23, 1958) 5 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Revenue Position of Local GovernmentsMemorandum 192-7 (April 21, 1958) 6 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest found that Michigan cities and villages are less dependent on taxes and considerably more dependent on intergovernmental and miscellaneous revenues than the aggregate of all United States municipalities. The fact that Michigan cities and villages derive a smaller proportion of their revenues from taxes than do their counterparts in the nation as a whole and that this proportion has declined more rapidly in this State is probably attributable to the virtual absence in Michigan of municipal powers to impose non-property taxes, the relative inelasticity of the property tax, and the higher-than-average contributions of the State to city and village revenues.
  • Taxation of Insurance PremiumsMemorandum 192-6 (April 7, 1958) 4 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest on the taxation of insurance premiums addresses how the tax developed and the treatment of foreign (based in other states) and domestic companies. It compares the Michigan tax to those levied in other states, examines the rationale for the tax, and analyzes the tax’s mechanics.
  • The Annual Corporation Privilege FeeMemorandum 192-5 (April 2, 1958) 7 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Progress – And Goals AheadCC 686 ( April 58 ) 2 pages
  • The Taxation of Public UtilitiesMemorandum 192-4 (March 24, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Taxation of Intangible Personal Property in MichiganMemorandum 192-3 (March 19, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest on the intangibles tax discusses the basis for taxation, the tax base, exemptions, tax rates, deductions, situs, yield, and the distribution of revenues. It looks at how other states tax intangibles and discusses a few particular issues, such as the treatment of accounts receivable; the taxation of banks and other financial businesses; face, par, or contributed value; and administration of the tax. It concludes by addressing the economic effects of the tax.
  • Resume of the Staff Report on Chair Store Taxes Prepared for the Michigan Tax StudyMemorandum 192-2 (March 14, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. In the late 1920s and early 1930s a number of states enacted chain store taxes. This was the period of rapid development of chain stores. This analysis found that chain store taxes are essentially discriminatory taxes that add considerably to the overhead of some stores, impose lighter burdens on others and none at all on still others. While chain store taxes impose discriminatory burdens on chain stores, the burdens do not appear to be of sufficient weight to curb chains or seriously interfere with their operations. Chain taxes are not accomplishing their professed goal of regulating the large dominant national chains. The taxes are likely to prove more burdensome on the local chain with a large number of small units in the taxing state.
  • The Personal Income TaxMemorandum 192-1 (March 7, 1958) 7 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. Michigan was one of only 19 states that did not levy a personal income tax in 1957. This analysis considered the constitutionality of such a tax, the advantages and disadvantages, the equity of income taxes, and the practice and experience of other states.
  • Detroit’s 1958-59 Budget PictureCC 685 ( March 58 ) 4 pages
  • About A Billion Dollar BusinessCC 684 ( March 58 ) 2 pages
  • The State Budget Picture As Of NowCC 683 ( January 58 ) 2 pages

1959

  • Report 198, Land Records System in Wayne County: Survey of Merger of the Tract Index and Abstract Divisions with Register of Deeds ( December 59 ) 39 pages
  • Michigan’s Immediate Financial SituationCC 704, ( October 59 ) 1 page
  • Michigan State Expenditures And The Supreme Court Ruling On The Use TaxCC 703, ( October 59 ) 2 pages
  • Michigan’s Revenue NeedsCC 702, ( July 59 ) 1 page
  • State Aid For Local Schools — Michigan Compared To Other StatesCC 701, ( June 59 ) 3 pages
  • Wayne County Administration OrganizationCC 700, ( June 59 ) 8 pages
  • Tuition At The State-Supported Institutions Of Higher Education In MichiganCC 699, ( June 59 ) 4 pages
  • On Who Pays The Michigan TaxesCC 698, ( June 59 ) 4 pages
  • Administrative Survey of the Genesee County Department of Social WelfareReport 197, ( June 59 ) 49 pages
  • A Survey of Selected Operations of the Lansing School DistrictReport 196, ( June 59 ) 39 pages
  • Integration of the Police and Fire Departments of Lincoln Park, MichiganReport 195, ( May 59 ) 43 pages
  • Analysis of Increases in the 1959-60 Budget (Plus `Michigan Budget Facts’)Report 194, ( April 59 ) 282 pages
  • State-Wide Spring Election Ballot IssuesCC 697, ( March 59 ) 2 pagesConstitutional AmendmentsI. Continuity Of State & Local Government In Emergencies;II. State Board Of Agriculture To Be Board Of Trustees;III. Board Of Governors Of Wayne State University
  • Detroit School Finances – II: April 6th IssuesCC 696, ( March 59 ) 5 pages
  • Detroit School Finances – I: A Decade Of Extra Millage 1940 – 1959CC 695, ( March 59 ) 8 pages
  • Executive Reorganization – 1959CC 694, ( March 59 ) 3 pages
  • Detroit Sewer Bond PropositionCC 693, ( February 59 ) 2 pages

Undigitized 1950s

1950

  • Little Hoover Committee … Revenue Administration SR 6, ( December 50 ) pagesA research report on the administration of funds collected by the state (Auditor General, Department. Of Administration, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Revenue Department, Board of Tax Appeals, and Board of Escheats; Municipal Finance Commission).
  • Little Hoover Committee … Professional Licensing and Regulation SR 5, ( December 50 ) pages A research report on the organization, functions, and operations of the 16 professional licensing and examining boards (State Board of Accountancy, State Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Examiners of Barbers, Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences, Board of Registration in Chiropody, Board of Chiropody Examiners, State Board of Cosmetology, State Board of Dentistry, Board of Law Examiners, Board of Registration in Medicine, State Board of Examiners in Mortuary Science, Board of Registration of Nurses and Trained Attendants, Board of Examiners in Optometry, State Board of Osteopathic Registration and Examination, Board of Pharmacy, and the Plumbing Board).
  • Detroit Welfare Investigations 1948 – 1950CC 570, ( November 50 ) 2 pages
  • November 7 Ballot ProposalsCC 569, ( October 50 ) 2 pages
    • Proposal No. 1 — Would Delete Obsolete Language From the Constitution (Article III, I) — “Elective Franchise”;
    • Proposal No. 2 — Would Authorize the State Legislature To Issue Bonds Not To Exceed $65 Million For Building;
    • Proposal No. 3 — Would Amend The Constitution (Article II, Section 22) To Define Subversion As Any Act, Or Advocacy Of Any Act;
    • Proposal No. 4 — Is A Referendum to Legalize The Sale Of Yellow Oleomargarine
  • Little Hoover Committee … Administration of Veterans’ Benefits SR 4, ( September 50 ) 47 pagesA research report on the organization, operational efficiency, and administration of veterans’ benefits (Veteran’s Trust Fund, Student Loan Fund, Veterans’ Vocational School, Veterans’ Readjustment Center, Veterans’ Facility
  • Report on State Labor Agencies ( July 50 ) pages
  • Little Hoover Committee … Pension Administration SR 3, ( July 50 ) 18 pagesA research report on the administration and operation of four pension systems (State Employee’s Retirement System, Municipal Employee’s Retirement System, Michigan Public School Employee’s Retirement System, and Detroit Public School Retirement System).
  • Little Hoover Committee … Activities Concerning Workers and Employment SR 2, ( July 50 ) 37 pagesA research report on the labor agencies of the state (Department of Labor, Worker’s Compensation Commission, State Accident Fund, Office of the Superintendent of Private Employment Bureaus, Labor Mediation Board Unemployment Compensation Commission
  • Little Hoover Committee … Michigan State Police SR 1, ( July 50 ) 30 pagesA research report on the activities, organization, and management of the Michigan State Police
  • Federal Public Works Projects CC 568, ( July 50 ) 1 page
  • Relief Administration In Detroit CC 567, ( April 50 ) 2 pages
  • State Editors Rate Governor CC 566, ( March 50 ) 2 pages
  • Better Use Of Police Manpower CC 565, ( February 50 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan State Government Reorganization–Comments and Digests—, ( January 50 ) — pages
  • State Reorganization–Background Material and The Case for Reorganization (1958–CRC)—, ( January 50 )

1951

  • SR 30, Little Hoover Committee … General Management of Michigan State Government: Part I — General Summary and Principal Recommendations; Part II — Purposes and General Structure of Michigan’s Government, Major Centers of Manageral Direction, Other Centers ( November 51 ) 101 pages
  • CC 587, Reorganization Reports No. 9 — Personnel Administration in Michigan Government ( November 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 586, November Ballot: Detroit Charter Amendments – III: F — Streets and Traffic Commission ( November 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 583, Reorganization Reports No. 8 — Michigan’s Health Agencies ( November 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 24, Little Hoover Committee … The Michigan Department of Social Welfare ( October 51 ) 113 pages
  • CC 585, November Ballot: Detroit Charter Amendments – II: D — Amending the Retirement Systems; E — General Retirement System Amendment ( October 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 584, November Ballot: Detroit Charter Amendments – I: A(1) — Four-Year Terms for Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer, Councilmen; A(2) –Increasing Salaries; B — Four-Year Terms for Constables; C — Changing Petition Filing Date; ( October 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 582, Reorganization Reports No. 7 — Election Administration ( October 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 23, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Promotional Agencies A research report on the 12 state agencies (Department of Economic Development, Michigan Tourist Council, State Waterways Commission, Great Lakes Tidewater Commission, Soo Locks Centennial Celebration Commission, Michigan Cherry Commission, Michigan Agricultural Marketing Council, Board of Managers State Fair, Board of Managers Upper Peninsula State Fair, Michigan Apple Commission, Port of Detroit Commission, and Monroe Port Commission). ( September 51 ) 62 pages
  • CC 581, Reorganization Reports No. 6 — Revenue Administration ( September 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 22, Little Hoover Committee … The Purchasing Division of the Department of Administration ( August 51 ) 39 pages
  • SR 21, Little Hoover Committee … State’s Functions: Assessment, Equalization, Collection Property Taxes–Local Purposes ( August 51 ) 29 pages
  • CC 580, Michigan’s “Little Hoover Commission” Seeks to Streamline State Bureaus ( August 51 ) 1 page
  • CC 579, Police Precincts ( August 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 578, Performance (Or Operational) Auditing for the City of Detroit ( July 51 ) 4 pages
  • CC 577, OFF BASE! An Open Letter to the Detroit Common Council ( July 51 ) 1 page
  • SR 20, Little Hoover Committee … Property Inventory and Control A research report on the existing responsibility for administrative matters related to state properties and inventories of supplies as divided among the heads of departments and institutions, the state purchasing division, the department of administration and the auditor general’s office. ( June 51 ) 20 pages
  • CC 576, Reorganization Reports No. 5 — Professional Licensing & Regulation ( May 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 19, Little Hoover Committee … The Michigan State Highway Department A research report on the organization and operation of the highway department. ( April 51 ) 35 pages
  • SR 18, Little Hoover Committee … Target: Red Tape–Records Management A research report on the records management problem in a state government. ( April 51 ) 30 pages
  • SR 17, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan’s Educational Agencies A research report on the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the related boards, and the need to develop a state department of education and clearly state the responsibilities and functions of such a department. ( April 51 ) 35 pages
  • CC 575, Reorganization Reports No. 4 — Administration of Veteran’s Benefits ( April 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 574, Reorganization Reports No. 3 — Pension Administration ( April 51 ) 2 pages
  • Memo, Little Hoover Committee … Administrative Hearings ( March 51 ) 12 pages
  • SR 16, Little Hoover Committee … The Michigan Conservation Agencies A research report on the four conservation agencies (Department of Conservation, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, the Water Resources Commission, and the State Soil Conservation Committee). ( March 51 ) 42 pages
  • SR 15, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Department of Corrections A research report on the responsibilities, organization, functions and work load, budget of the department of corrections, with an evaluation and recommendations for improvement. ( March 51 ) 56 pages
  • SR 14, Little Hoover Committee … Driver and Vehicle Services A research report on the failure of administration of motor vehicle laws (registration and licensing) to keep pace with the increase in motor vehicle use. ( March 51 ) 33 pages
  • SR 11, Little Hoover Committee … The Legislature
    A research report on strengthening the Michigan legislature (“A Proposal for a Legislative Auditor General,” “Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules,” and “Legislative Operations.”) ( March 1951 ) 66 pages
  • CC 573, Michigan State Constitutional Amendments: Proposal 1 — Provides for Annual Sessions of the Legislature; Proposal 2 — Extends Provisions of 1946 Michigan Veteran’s Bonus to the Next-of-Kin of Those Killed in “Line of Duty”; Proposal 3 — Will Permit Stat ( March 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 572, Reorganization Reports No. 2 — Activities Concerning Workers and Employment ( March 51 ) 2 pages
  • CC 571, Reorganization Reports No. 1 — Michigan State Police ( March 51 ) 2 pages
  • SR 13, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan State Department of Agriculture A research report on the administration and operations of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, the activities of the Agriculture Marketing Council, the Cherry and Apple Commissions, and board of managers of the two state fairs with recommendations for improvement. ( February 51 ) 30 pages
  • Little Hoover Committee … Personnel Administration in Michigan GovernmentStaff Report 9, ( February 51 ) 78 pagesA research report on the operations of the Michigan Civil Service Commission of a ten year period, identifies strong points and weaknesses, and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • SR 12, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Liquor Control Commission A research report on the administration of Michigan liquor laws. ( January 51 ) 45 pages
  • SR 10, Little Hoover Committee … Fiscal Policy Administration A research report on the fiscal policy functions of the governor, treasurer, auditor general, legislature, Department Of Administration, State Administration Board, and Emergency Appropriation Commission ( January 51 ) 28 pages
  • SR 8, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan’s Health Agencies A research report on the operations of five state health agencies (Department of Mental Health, Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Liquor Control Commission, Department of Labor), 17 state institutions, and 11 clinics ( January 51 ) 50 pages
  • SR 7, Little Hoover Committee … State Election Administration A research report on the administration of Michigan election laws: role of the Secretary of State, Board of Canvassers ( January 51 ) 20 pages
  • —, Reorganization of State Government–Joint Legislative Committee ( January 51 ) pages

1952

  • CC 603, Reorganization Reports No. 19 — Michigan State Highway Department ( November 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 602, Ballot Issues II: State Proposal No. 1 — Narcotics; Detroit Special Referendum — 4 Year Term Proposed For Detroit Constables ( October 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 601, Ballot Issues I: Legislative Apportionment ( October 52 ) 4 pages
  • Report 176, A Study of Detroit Police Precinct Requirements ( October 52 ) 34 pages
  • CC 600, Reorganization Reports No. 18 — Records Management ( September 52 ) 2 pages
  • SR 29, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Department of Aeronautics ( August 52 ) 24 pages
  • CC 599, Reorganization Reports No. 17 — Michigan’s Educational Agencies ( August 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 598, The August 5th Primary And Special Election: 1. $20 million Grade Separation Bond Issue; 2. To Permit Special Assessments According To Local Benefits For Construction Of Permanent Sea Walls And Dikes ( July 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 597, Reorganization Reports No. 16 — Michigan’s Conservation Agencies ( July 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 596, Reorganization Reports No. 15 — Department Of Corrections ( June 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 595, Reapportionment Of The Michigan Legislature ( June 52 ) 4 pages
  • Report 175, Reapportionment of the Michigan Legislature ( June 52 ) 101 pages
  • CC 594, Reorganization Reports No. 14 — Driver And Vehicle Services ( May 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 593, Responsibility (Jackson Riot) ( May 52 ) 1 page
  • Memo, Institutional Management ( April 52 ) 17 pages
  • SR 27, Little Hoover Committee … State Motor Pool ( April 52 ) 18 pages
  • CC 592, The Gallop Poll Asked: Do you consider the amount of federal income tax which you have to pay as too high, too low, or about right? ( April 52 ) 1 page
  • Recommendations of the Staff Report and Citizens Advisory Committee ( March 52 ) pages
  • SR 25, Little Hoover Committee … Building Engineering and Management ( March 52 ) 30 pages
  • CC 591, Reorganization Reports No. 13 — The Michigan State Department of Agriculture ( March 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 590, Reorganization Reports No. 12 — Michigan Liquor Control Commission ( February 52 ) 2 pages
  • CC 589, Reorganization Reports No. 11 — The Legislature ( February 52 ) 2 pages
  • —, Comparative Tax Rates of American Cities 1948; 1949; 1950; 1952 ( January 52 ) — pages
  • —, Michigan Tax Survey ( January 52 ) — pages
  • CC 588, Reorganization Reports No. 10 — Fiscal Policy Administration ( January 52 ) 2 pages
  • SR 26, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Military Establishment ( January 52 ) 42 pages
  • Report 174, A Review of the Department of Administration ( January 52 ) 13 pages

1953

  • CC 612, November Ballot Issues: Proposal D — Authorization Of $20 Million Of Public Sewer Bonds; Charter Amendment A — Provision That General Municipal Elections Be Held Every Two Years; Charter Amendment B — Provision That The Member Of The Common Council Receiving The Highest Number Of Votes Be President Of The Council For A Term Of Four Years; Charter Amendment C — Liberalizes The Non-duty Disability Retirement Allowance For Policemen And Firemen ( October 53 ) 2 pages
  • Report 177, Survey of the Jail Needs of Kent County ( October 53 ) 36 pages
  • CC 611, Federal Aid In Michigan ( September 53 ) 2 pages
  • An Exhibit on the Administrative Practices — State Banking Department — See also Staff Report #28 — ( September 53 ) pages
  • CC 610, State School Aid Rational Or Ridiculous? ( September 53 ) 4 pages
  • CC 609, Prison Riots And Progress ( July 53 ) 2 pages
  • CC 608, Murder On The Highways ! ( May 53 ) 2 pages
  • CC 607, New Federal Reorganization Study Is Proposed ( May 53 ) 1 page
  • CC 606, Schools And The Modern Community ( May 53 ) 2 pages
  • SR 28, Little Hoover Committee … Michigan Regulatory Agencies: Part I — An Overall View with Findings and Recommendations; Part II — Individual Agencies ( April 53 – May 53 ) 116 pages
  • CC 605, April 6 Election Issues: Proposal E — Schools Ask Extra Millage; Proposal C — Council & Mayor To Set Council Salary; Proposal A & B. — Reduction Of Interest On Delinquent General Property Taxes And Change Interest On Special Assessments; Proposal D — Abolish Recorder’s Court Clerk Fee ( March 53 ) 4 pages
  • CC 604, Michigan’s Sales Tax Diversion Amendment ( February 53 ) 2 pages
  • —, Michigan State Aid Survey–The Effect of State Aid on Governmental Finance ( January 53 ) pages

1954

  • Why Coroners?CC 628 ( November 54 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues: 1 — Pensions; 2 — Elections CC 627 ( October 54 ) 2 pages
  • State Ballot Proposals CC 626 ( October 54 ) 2 pages1 — Proposed Amendment to Prevent Disqualification of Electors Because of Having Moved Within this State During 30 Days Preceding an Election;2 — Proposed Amendment to Article X, Section 23 Relative to Sales Tax and Distribution
  • Bond Issue Expenditures For TB Facilities Not Spent Wisely CC 625 ( October 54 ) 4 pages
  • The Results of Bond Issue Expenditures for Tuberculosis Facilities 1951-54 Report 179 ( October 54 ) 27 pages
  • A State Budget For Long-Range Capital Outlay Needs CC 624 ( September 54 ) 2 pages
  • Changes Proposed In City Retirement Systems CC 623 ( August 54 ) 4 pages
  • Is This A Familiar Comment? The State Of the Prisons CC 622 ( July 54 ) 1 page
  • State Values Held to Apply to 67 Counties CC 621 ( July 54 ) 2 pages
  • Change In Eloise Board Proposed CC 620 ( July 54 ) 2 pages Officials at Eloise and members of the county board of supervisors requested that an administrative survey be made of the entire institution. A special committee of the county board of supervisors asked the Citizens Research Council to undertake the survey. The survey was drafted by the Council with the assistance of professional hospital consultants and was presented to the committee by the Research Council in March, 1954. the key recommendations concerned the board of county institutions itself, since it is this board which by law has charge of the institution.
  • Wayne County Administrative Organization CC 619 ( June 54 ) 4 pages
  • Progress Toward Highway Safety CC 618 ( March 54 ) 1 page
  • What Is State Aid?CC 617 ( March 54 ) 2 pages
  • Administrative Survey of the Wayne County General Hospital and Infirmary Report 178 ( March 54 ) 170 pages
  • Probation In Michigan CC 616 ( February 54 ) 2 pages
  • Sales Tax Diversion And The Conlin Plan CC 615 ( February 54 ) 4 pages
  • Budget, Surpluses – Deficits Ahead???CC 614 ( February 54 ) 4 pages
  • Ridiculous? (Consolidation Of Services — City-County)CC 613 ( January 54 ) 1 page

1955

  • What’s The Fuss?CC 651 ( November 55 ) 2 pages
  • Results of Bond Issue Expenditures for Mental Health Facilities 1950-1955 Report 183 ( November 55 ) 12 pages
  • Detroit Metropolitan Problems-II: How Many Authorities?CC 650 ( October 55 ) 4 pages
  • Murder On The Highways – II CC 649 ( October 55 ) 2 pages
  • Sick Children And Empty Beds — or — What We Don’t Know CC 648 ( September 55 ) 3 pages
  • “This Act Is Ordered To Take Immediate Effect”CC 647 ( September 55 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit Administrative Organization CC 646 ( September 55 ) 4 pages
  • Detroit Metropolitan Problems – ICC 645 ( August 55 ) 2 pages
  • Health Organization in Wayne County Report 182 ( August 55 ) 47 pages
  • Who Runs Eloise?CC 644 ( July 55 ) 1 page
  • The 1955-56 Michigan Budget CC 643 ( July 55 ) 2 pages
  • Police Services of the Wayne County SheriffÆs Office Report 181 ( July 55 ) 18 pages
  • Detroit Board Of Education Budget CC 642 ( June 55 ) 2 pages
  • School Districts: How Many Are Needed?CC 641 ( May 55 ) 2 pages Investigates the need for consolidation of school districts.
  • The Mayor’s Budget CC 640 ( May 55 ) 2 pages
  • Taxpayers vs. Heirs CC 639 ( April 55 ) 2 pages
  • Abolition Of The Coroners Is Not A Partisan Issue CC 638 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • State Ballot Issues: Proposal 1 — Remove Some Constitutional Restrictions On Election Procedure; Proposal 2 — Require Supreme And Circuit Court Judges To Have Law Degree And Be Under 70; Proposal 3 — Circumvention Of 15-Mill Limit And Establishment Of Loan Fund For Schools; Proposal 4 — Revise State Board Of Canvassers CC 637 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Use The Empty Beds!CC 636 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit Ballot Issues: Charter Amendment 1 — Longevity Pay; 2 — Constables CC 635 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Wayne County’s Proposed Capital Improvement Program CC 634 ( March 55 ) 2 pages
  • Highway Organization — The Weak Link CC 633 ( March 55 ) 1 page
  • Probation And Parole — Michigan’s Hope For More Effective, Less Expensive Punishment For Convicted Offenders CC 632 ( March 55 ) 4 pages
  • Financing Public Schools In Michigan CC 631 ( February 55 ) 2 pages
  • Shirked Responsibility! (Mental Hospital)CC 630 ( January 55 ) 2 pages
  • The First Step Is Clear: Shift TB Hospital Control To Health Department CC 629 ( January 55 ) 2 pages
  • The Jail Needs of Wayne County: Detroit, Michigan Report 180 ( January 55 ) 22 pages

1956

  • A Notable Gain CC 668 ( December 56 ) 2 pages
  • Some Recent Federal Legislation CC 667 ( November 56 ) 4 pagesThe 1956 Ballot Issue: Qualifications for Members of the State Legislature CC 666 (
  • October 56 ) 2 pages
  • DEHOCO – Who’s Responsibility? CC 665 ( October 56 ) 2 pages
  • Fluorine & Chlorine CC 664 ( October 56 ) 1 page
  • The 1956 – 1957 State Budget CC 663 ( September 56 ) 4 pages
  • Annexation of Ecorse Township: An Appraisal Conducted for the City of Wyandotte Report 187 ( September 56 ) 18 pages
  • A Look at DEHOCO: And its Relationships with the County and State Report 186 ( September 56 ) 16 pages
  • NONSENSE! CC 662 ( August 56 ) 1 page
  • What Is An Emergency? CC 661 ( August 56 ) 1 page
  • Detroit Ballot Issues: General Retirement System Amendment CC 660 ( July 56 ) 2 pages
  • The Wayne County Juvenile Court CC 659 ( June 56 ) 2 pages
  • Detroit’s City Budget: 1956-57 CC 658 ( June 56 ) 2 pages
  • Integration Of Police And Fire Services CC 657 ( June 56 ) 2 pagesIntegration of police and fire departments into a single agency — and combining the duties of policemen and firemen — has proved to be an effective means of providing public safety for a relatively large city. A recent survey by the Research Council of the Department of Public Safety in Oak Park (a Detroit suburb) describes the advantages of quot;integration”. There is a lesson in administration to be learned from Oak Park.
  • What Will Be The Return On Detroit’s Civic Center Investment? CC 656 ( May 56 ) 3 pages
  • Public Safety Services in Oak Park, Michigan: A Survey of Integrated Police and Fire Services Report 185 ( May 56 ) 43 pages
  • The State Budget Picture (as of now) CC 655 ( April 56 ) 2 pages
  • A Survey of the Juvenile Division of the Wayne County Probate Court Report 184 ( March 56 ) 142 pages
  • New Hope For The Mentally Ill CC 654 ( February 56 ) 2 pages
  • Beds That Might Have Been CC 653 ( January 56 ) 3 pages
  • In Defense Of Lafayette Clinic CC 652 ( January 56 ) 2 pages

1957

  • Detroit Ballot Issues: Port Of Detroit DevelopmentCC 682 ( October 57 ) 3 pages
  • Should Dr. Molner Be Fired?CC 681 ( August 57 ) 2 pages
  • A Study of School District Organization in Warren, MichiganReport 191 ( August 57 ) 40 pages
  • The 1957 – 1958 General Fund State BudgetCC 680 ( June 57 ) 4 pages
  • Methods for Meeting the Capital Outlay Requirements of Kent County: A Report to the Board of SupervisorsReport 190 ( June 57 ) 16 pages
  • Consolidation Of Public Health Services In Wayne CountyCC 679 ( May 57 ) 2 pages
  • Federal “Aid” To EducationCC 678 ( April 57 ) 2 pages
  • The State’s Fiscal CrisisCC 677 ( April 57 ) 4 pagesThe governor’s 1957-58 budget proposes appropriations from the general fund of $411 million, an increase of 24 per cent over this year’s (1956-57) appropriations. To finance this amount, revenues for next year are estimated at only $336 million. This leaves a revenue gap of $75 million. Available surplus will probably reduce this to about $71 million in new revenue needs.
  • The State’s Fiscal CrisisCC 676 ( April 57 ) 4 pages
  • How Much “Aid” In Federal Aid?CC 675 ( April 57 ) 4 pages
  • Integration of Police and Fire Services in Port Huron, MI. (Vol. I & II)Report 188 ( April 57 ) 38 pages
  • April Ballot Issues: Proposal D — Schools Ask Millage Increase; Proposals A & B — Holidays And Work Week Of Firemen; Proposal C — Creates A Civic Center Commission; Proposal E — $50 Million Sewer Bond IssueCC 674 ( March 57 ) 4 pages
  • Grosse Pointe Woods, A General Survey of City GovernmentReport 189 ( March 57 ) 18 pages
  • Apartments For Rent 200 Units Available Immediate Occupancy Detroit Housing CommissionCC 673 ( February 57 ) 2 pages
  • Now Is The TimeCC 672 ( February 57 ) 2 pages
  • “The Law Is A Ass”CC 671 ( January 57 ) 2 pages
  • The School Aid ProblemCC 670 ( January 57 ) 2 pages
  • Hang Onto Your Hats —CC 669 ( January 57 ) 2 pages

1958

  • Ballot Issues III: Wayne County Millage IncreaseCC 692 ( October 58 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues II: City Of Detroit Charter AmendmentsCC 691 ( October 58 ) 4 pages
  • Michigan Fiscal Trends — 1948-1957CC 690 ( October 58 ) 4 pages
  • Ballot Issues I: Port Of Detroit Bond Issue & Millage IncreaseCC 689 ( October 58 ) 5 pages
  • Michigan Fiscal Trends: 1948-1957 A Ten Year Analysis of the Revenues and Expenditures of the State of MichiganReport 193 ( October 58 ) 64 pages
  • State and Local Finance in MichiganMemorandum 192-23 (August 25, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • State-Local Financial Relations in MichiganMemorandum 192-22 (August 21, 1958) 8 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Inheritance, Estate and Gift TaxesMemorandum 192-21 (August 18, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This memo looks at the levy of estate and inheritance taxes in Michigan, including equity issues, revenue enhancement possibilities, and interstate comparisons.
  • Impact of State and Local Taxes on Michigan FarmersMemorandum 192-20 (August 15, 1958) 2 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest considers how farmers are impacted by the business activities, property, inheritance, intangibles, motor fuels, and motor vehicle weight taxes.
  • Economic Development, Taxation and Industrial Location in MichiganMemorandum 192-19 (August 12, 1958) 11 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Consolidation In Grosse Pointe?CC 688 ( August 58 ) 2 pages
  • The Business Activities TaxMemorandum 192-13 (June 30, 1958) 8 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Who Pays the Michigan TaxesMemorandum 192-18 (July 25, 1958) 8 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Operations of the Liquor Control CommissionMemorandum 192-17 (July 23, 1958) 4 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Local Nonproperty TaxesMemorandum 192-16 (July 18, 1958) 16 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Taxation of Mineral ResourcesMemorandum 192-15 (July 7, 1958) 7 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Michigan Pari-Mutuel TaxMemorandum 192-14 (July 3, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • General Fund Fiscal FactsCC 687 ( July 58 ) 5 pages
  • Consolidation of the Cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park and Grosse Pointe Farms,Report 192 ( July 58 ) 44 pagesA review of the many factors involved in making a judgment as to the feasibility and desirability of consolidating the cities, including the governmental organization, administration, and operations.
  • The General Sales Tax in Michigan and Other StatesMemorandum 192-12 (May 16, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Corporate Income TaxMemorandum 192-11 (May 13, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Forest Yield TaxesMemorandum 192-10 (May 2, 1958) 5 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The General Property TaxMemorandum 192-9 (April 30, 1958) 10 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Tobacco and Alcoholic Beverage TaxationMemorandum 192-8 (April 23, 1958) 5 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Revenue Position of Local GovernmentsMemorandum 192-7 (April 21, 1958) 6 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest found that Michigan cities and villages are less dependent on taxes and considerably more dependent on intergovernmental and miscellaneous revenues than the aggregate of all United States municipalities. The fact that Michigan cities and villages derive a smaller proportion of their revenues from taxes than do their counterparts in the nation as a whole and that this proportion has declined more rapidly in this State is probably attributable to the virtual absence in Michigan of municipal powers to impose non-property taxes, the relative inelasticity of the property tax, and the higher-than-average contributions of the State to city and village revenues.
  • Taxation of Insurance PremiumsMemorandum 192-6 (April 7, 1958) 4 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest on the taxation of insurance premiums addresses how the tax developed and the treatment of foreign (based in other states) and domestic companies. It compares the Michigan tax to those levied in other states, examines the rationale for the tax, and analyzes the tax’s mechanics.
  • The Annual Corporation Privilege FeeMemorandum 192-5 (April 2, 1958) 7 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • Progress – And Goals AheadCC 686 ( April 58 ) 2 pages
  • The Taxation of Public UtilitiesMemorandum 192-4 (March 24, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee.
  • The Taxation of Intangible Personal Property in MichiganMemorandum 192-3 (March 19, 1958) 9 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. This digest on the intangibles tax discusses the basis for taxation, the tax base, exemptions, tax rates, deductions, situs, yield, and the distribution of revenues. It looks at how other states tax intangibles and discusses a few particular issues, such as the treatment of accounts receivable; the taxation of banks and other financial businesses; face, par, or contributed value; and administration of the tax. It concludes by addressing the economic effects of the tax.
  • Resume of the Staff Report on Chair Store Taxes Prepared for the Michigan Tax StudyMemorandum 192-2 (March 14, 1958) 3 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. In the late 1920s and early 1930s a number of states enacted chain store taxes. This was the period of rapid development of chain stores. This analysis found that chain store taxes are essentially discriminatory taxes that add considerably to the overhead of some stores, impose lighter burdens on others and none at all on still others. While chain store taxes impose discriminatory burdens on chain stores, the burdens do not appear to be of sufficient weight to curb chains or seriously interfere with their operations. Chain taxes are not accomplishing their professed goal of regulating the large dominant national chains. The taxes are likely to prove more burdensome on the local chain with a large number of small units in the taxing state.
  • The Personal Income TaxMemorandum 192-1 (March 7, 1958) 7 pagesAs a public service the Research Council prepared digests of staff reports to the Michigan State Tax Study Committee. Michigan was one of only 19 states that did not levy a personal income tax in 1957. This analysis considered the constitutionality of such a tax, the advantages and disadvantages, the equity of income taxes, and the practice and experience of other states.
  • Detroit’s 1958-59 Budget PictureCC 685 ( March 58 ) 4 pages
  • About A Billion Dollar BusinessCC 684 ( March 58 ) 2 pages
  • The State Budget Picture As Of NowCC 683 ( January 58 ) 2 pages

1959

  • Report 198, Land Records System in Wayne County: Survey of Merger of the Tract Index and Abstract Divisions with Register of Deeds ( December 59 ) 39 pages
  • Michigan’s Immediate Financial SituationCC 704, ( October 59 ) 1 page
  • Michigan State Expenditures And The Supreme Court Ruling On The Use TaxCC 703, ( October 59 ) 2 pages
  • Michigan’s Revenue NeedsCC 702, ( July 59 ) 1 page
  • State Aid For Local Schools — Michigan Compared To Other StatesCC 701, ( June 59 ) 3 pages
  • Wayne County Administration OrganizationCC 700, ( June 59 ) 8 pages
  • Tuition At The State-Supported Institutions Of Higher Education In MichiganCC 699, ( June 59 ) 4 pages
  • On Who Pays The Michigan TaxesCC 698, ( June 59 ) 4 pages
  • Administrative Survey of the Genesee County Department of Social WelfareReport 197, ( June 59 ) 49 pages
  • A Survey of Selected Operations of the Lansing School DistrictReport 196, ( June 59 ) 39 pages
  • Integration of the Police and Fire Departments of Lincoln Park, MichiganReport 195, ( May 59 ) 43 pages
  • Analysis of Increases in the 1959-60 Budget (Plus `Michigan Budget Facts’)Report 194, ( April 59 ) 282 pages
  • State-Wide Spring Election Ballot IssuesCC 697, ( March 59 ) 2 pagesConstitutional AmendmentsI. Continuity Of State & Local Government In Emergencies;II. State Board Of Agriculture To Be Board Of Trustees;III. Board Of Governors Of Wayne State University
  • Detroit School Finances – II: April 6th IssuesCC 696, ( March 59 ) 5 pages
  • Detroit School Finances – I: A Decade Of Extra Millage 1940 – 1959CC 695, ( March 59 ) 8 pages
  • Executive Reorganization – 1959CC 694, ( March 59 ) 3 pages
  • Detroit Sewer Bond PropositionCC 693, ( February 59 ) 2 pages

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